How to Comment on the Draft Plan

All Parish residents, landowners and local businesses are advised that any representation on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan may be made during the next Public Consultation (which is referred to as Regulation 14 – see below for a description of the relevant part of the Town and Country Planning Act). As yet there is no date scheduled for the Regulation 14 Public Consultation. The Regulation 14 Public Consultation will run for six weeks from the date on which it first publicised and all Parish residents, landowners and local businesses may comment on any aspect of the proposed Draft Neighbourhood Plan. After the Regulation 14 Public Consultation closes, all comments will be formally assessed. If any issues arise out of that consultation, they will be carefully considered and the Neighbourhood Plan will be amended if required.

Town and Country Planning (Local planning) (England) Regulations 2012
The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012

Pre-submission consultation and publicity

14. Before submitting a plan proposal to the local planning authority, a qualifying body must—

a) publicise, in a manner that is likely to bring it to the attention of people who live, work or carry on business in the neighbourhood area—

i. details of the proposals for a neighbourhood development plan;
ii. details of where and when the proposals for a neighbourhood development plan may be inspected;
iii. details of how to make representations; and
iv. the date by which those representations must be received, being not less than 6 weeks from the date on which the draft proposal is first publicised;

b) consult any consultation body referred to in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 whose interests the qualifying body considers may be affected by the proposals for a neighbourhood development plan; and

c) send a copy of the proposals for a neighbourhood development plan to the local planning authority.

Reference: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/767/pdfs/uksi_20120767_en.pdf